02 . 04 . 2012

Grand National 2012

Ready, Steady, GO There’s a few fun things happening in the next few weeks – bank holidays, Easter-egg hunts, Easter egg eating, more bank holidays and of course let’s not forget the good old Grand National 2012! The Grand National is the nation’s favourite horse racing event, and is arguably the world’s most famous steeplechase races; it’s…

28 . 03 . 2012

Wonderful Weather in Porthmadog

Sunshine Sunshine Are you feeling hot, hot, hot?! Wow, what have we done to deserve this glorious spell of weather? We’ve no idea, but we’re not arguing and we’ve got all fingers crossed that it lasts! The weekend saw temperatures sore into the twenties; amazing figures considering it’s not even April yet. And our very own…

26 . 03 . 2012

Easter Bunnies

Easter Egg-Tastic Because the Easter holidays are getting sniffingly close, we thought it was about time to delve head first into a blog post about one of our favourite topics – CHOCOLATE! Easter is the one of the chocolatiest times of year, but where did it all begin? What’s the history of Easter eggs, why do we give…

20 . 03 . 2012

Winning Wales

Wales bring the Six Nations Victory home! Mon dieu! We’ve done it! After a storming win over France on Saturday, the Welsh Rugby Team were crowned the deserved winners of the 2012 RBS Six Nations Tournament. Thousands of fans were celebrating at the weekend (including here at the Oakeley – our hangovers have just about gone!)…

13 . 03 . 2012

Easter Egg Hunt

The Hunt is On! Here at the Oakeley, we’ve just about reached fever pitch. The sunshine’s dancing in the beer garden, a giant bunny’s just walked into the bar and the smell of chocolate is in the air. It can only mean one thing – Easter’s nearly here!! And to celebrate we’re hosting an Easter Extravaganza. It’ll…

08 . 03 . 2012

Triple Crown Win for Wales!

Cymru Crown Wales’ national rugby team have done it! Thanks to their spectacular performance in the RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship, the Welsh team are revelling in their success so far, and a week and a half ago they lifted the Triple Crown trophy after their 12-19 win against England. The Triple Crown is awarded to the…

05 . 03 . 2012

Toad Hall

Spot a Toad  “Ribbit ribbit” said the frog to the toad. “Riiiiiiiiibit off” said the toad to the frog, so the frog hopped off.  Wildlife lovers will revel in this event run in association with the BBC’s Autumnwatch programme. The Great Toad Extravaganza is an exciting opportunity to witness one of the biggest spectacles of natural migration in…

01 . 03 . 2012

A Day for Wales

Happy St David’s Day At the Oakeley Arms we’re extremely proud of our Welsh heritage and culture, and so what better way to celebrate our fabulous country than to wish all our customers and friends a very happy Dydd Gwyl Dewi today! And for today’s Oakeley Blog post, we thought we’d delve a little deeper…

27 . 02 . 2012

Oakeley Arms History – Part 3

Up in Arms In previous Oakeley Blog posts, we’ve explored the history and secrets of one of the most well known families in the area – the Oakeley’s of Tan-y-Bwlch. And of course, the history of the beautiful Oakeley Arms, is inextricably linked with this influential family…… Today, we’ll look at the history of the Oakeley…

20 . 02 . 2012

History of Wales

History is our story……  If you’ve ever wanted to delve a little deeper into the history of our fascinating nation, then you’re in for a treat! The BBC claims that its new series, The Story of Wales presented by Huw Edwards and broadcast later this month is one of its most ambitious yet. The series promises to uncover…

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